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MSI 580 Twin Frozr SLI with Direct CU II

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So I got a direct CU II off of a OCN member today and hell im excited to SLi it with my current MSI 580. Has anyone done this?? Hopefully I won't run into any problems. I'm a little worried as the cards will be right up against each other and I don't know how that will do for heat. I'm going to have the MSI as the upper card and Direct CU as the lower.
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Its possible.

Just make sure you OC both cards to the same core and memory speeds.

And heat wise, use the 2 slot at as first, and 3 slot at the bottom imo.
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Yep thats the plan, I'll just gonna up the DIrect CU II to 800 MHZ at first. See how the heat is and go up from there =) I just wanted to make sure it works, and if I have huge problems with it I guess I can always post back on here!
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post #4 of 8
I would actually have the 3 slot Asus as the first card because of it's more effective cooler. The first card will be working with a handicap due to it's airflow being obstructed so I would handicap to more capable cooler rather than the less capable cooler so that the end result is more even temperature rather than the already cool Asus being really cool and the less cool MSI being even hotter.
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I could try that, i'll see which gives better results
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Actually looking at your mobo it looks like due to the spacing of your PCIe slots you won't have space for the triple slot to be on top. So in your case it looks like you will have to do the MSI with the obstructed airflow and the Asus unobstructed, but if it were possible I would do it the other way around. Either way enjoy your two monster cards.
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post #7 of 8
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Yeah, I think im limited to the way u described. The PSU is right at the end of the board, so I dont have much choice. If heating is really bad Ill see if OCN members wana trade a direct CU or something haha. Anyhow, thanks for the tips! +rep
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Yea no problem, either way you shouldn't have too much a problem though. We aren't quite splitting hairs because there will be a difference, but if your case is well ventilated then you won't have to worry about it too much.
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